Sunday, May 31, 2009

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 1. Lukla to Taktok (11th April 2009)

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Kathmadu Airport, just about to board a Yeti Airlines Dornier aircraft bound for Lukla, where our trek would begin.

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Hillary-Tensing Airport, Lukla. The guys behind the gate are porters hoping to be hired by trekkers and climbers coming off the planes. The guy guarding the gate is an army/policeman.

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The airport runway with the village of Lukla beyond.

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The group making its way through Lukla to begin the trek. Note the Starbucks sign. You won’t be surprised to learn that it’s fake!

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Lots of villages in Nepal have this arches on their outskirts containing prayer wheels. Prayer wheels are always turned clockwise.

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Above: Mani Stones.

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Our first very high suspension bridge.  This was fun!  It took a few more of these before I had the confidence to look down.

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Our campsite at Taktok at the end of our first day of trekking.

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These kids were very happy for me to take their picture.  They were having a great time when I came upon them, screaming with laughter with whatever game they were playing.  Next day I gave them a chocolate bar each and you’d have thought they’d won the lottery they were so pleased.

2 comments:

Lybbe said...

fantastic photos!

Anonymous said...

Nice Photo.

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